HoopsHype Cody Zeller rumors

October 30, 2014 Updates
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Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has exercised its fourth-year option on forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and its third-year option on forward Cody Zeller. “We are excited to keep both of these young talents as part of our core for another season,” Cho said. “We have been very pleased with their improvement and look forward to seeing them continue to grow alongside the great group of guys we have in our locker room.” NBA.com

August 31, 2014 Updates

Cody Zeller: I'm biggest country music fan in the NBA!!! (Self-proclaimed and there isn't much competition, but you get the point!) Twitter @CodyZeller

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In a recent commercial to encourage Bobcats fans to donate packs of socks to needy families, Cody Zeller and Josh McRoberts put on a wonderful mini-skit using some sock puppets. The video, while pretty amusing, is definitely for a good cause and comes with an incentive: Fans who donate to the sock drive get a free ticket to the Bobcats game against the Raptors on January 20. “I feel fortunate for how I was brought up and people don’t realize socks are so important especially as the weather is getting colder here,” Zeller said in a video posted on the Bobcats’ website. For The Win

December 10, 2013 Updates

At the time, Charlotte’s two-year, $5.5 million signing of Josh McRoberts seemed one of the blander contracts of the summer — a fair deal for a fair player. Yet through 20 games, McRoberts has proven to be a very necessary piece for the Bobcats and a deserving starter ahead of Cody Zeller. SI.com

At times, McRoberts’ presence alone has served as the difference between Charlotte’s offense being merely and downright terrible. The primary reason? The bit of dynamism McRoberts provides relative to more limited bigs on the roster, whether through his bits of shooting, his work off the ball, or his committed passing on a team with few quality playmakers. For all his limitations, McRoberts ranks second on the team in three-point makes and first in assists per minute. Those rankings in themselves are indications that something is very wrong with the Bobcats’ construction, but also serve as worthwhile indicators of how useful McRoberts has been to this particular team. SI.com

November 27, 2013 Updates

Cody Zeller: "I've probably seen Michael Jordan 3-4 times since being drafted. He was at our training camp all week before the season. It's funny because when he's around us he acts like one of the players. He's talking about the game and whatever. It was fun at camp because he was staying in our hotel with us. It was crazy to watch all the stuff you have to do because you're Michael Jordan. He can't go to a restaurant and eat. He has to have someone go pick it up and bring it back to the hotel. He was locked in his room a lot of the time and couldn't go to dinner with the rest of us." SI.com

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Yesterday, Jordan Brand made official their signings of Victor Oladipo, Otto Porter Jr. and Cody Zeller - the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th picks of the 2013 NBA Draft, who were choosen by the Magic, Wizards and Bobcats. “We are excited to add Victor, Otto and Cody to the Jordan family,” said Michael Jordan. “As we continue to expand and improve our performance product, these young players will be a big part of our efforts around the game of basketball.” Sole Collector

October 22, 2013 Updates

Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 draft, dominated the rookie categories. 80% of GMs picked him to win Rookie of the Year, while 40% said he will be the best player of this draft class in five years. Charlotte Bobcats center Cody Zeller, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Anthony Bennett, Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore and Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk also finished in the top five in the latter question. USA Today Sports

September 24, 2013 Updates

Higgins said signing Jefferson and drafting Zeller doesn’t mean the Bobcats have lost enthusiasm for developing Biyombo. “Biz fits in well with us. He’ll get opportunities to grow,” Higgins said. “Biz still has a tremendous upside.” Charlotte Observer

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